SMS/800

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SMS/800, Inc. is a company that administers the assignment of toll-free telephone numbers in the North American Numbering Plan (NANP). This company is a subcontractor and service provider for the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) as the Number Administration and Service Center (NASC), administering the Service Management System (SMS) Database for RespOrgs and service control points (SCPs), as defined by the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 52 Section 101 and stipulated in 800 Service Management System (SMS/800) Functions Tariff - FCC No. 1. Its implementation of this database is known as "SMS/800".

SMS/800, Inc. runs various Web interfaces over a VPN for RespOrgs to register toll-free telephone numbers and business information. SMS/800, Inc. admits and registers RespOrgs according to qualification criteria including a required exam. It provides training materials and fee-based classes in certain locations in the U.S. A $4000 deposit is required to access any of these and to obtain a VPN account. In spite of the company performing a public function, none of the training information is available to the public on its website.

SMS/800, Inc. is registered in the state of New Jersey as a "Foreign Non-Profit (NF)" company in the Township of Piscataway, ID number 0400237532. Its original filing date is in June 2008. The company's headquarters are in Rochester, New York. The company has a help desk at Alpine Access, Inc. in Denver, Colorado, to which it requires all payments to be sent for the $4000 deposit and the class fees.

At a conference hosted by SMS800 in Orlando, Florida on October 27, 2015, it was announced that the company would be rebranding under the name SOMOS.[1]

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  1. ^ "SMS/800, Inc. Changes Name to Somos, Inc. | Somos". www.somos.com. Retrieved 2015-11-02.